Ottawa- Larry Maguire, the Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris announced today that the Glenboro School will receive a laptop as part of the Computers for Schools Program. He also celebrated the recent announcement of the renewal of the Program. The Computers for Schools Program is an initiative that repairs, refurbishes and then donates computers to schools and public libraries to give students access to the equipment and skills they need to succeed in the digital economy.
"To succeed in today's economy students need access to the internet and the opportunities that our digital world can provide starting at a young age. Our Government's top priority is creating jobs and economic growth. As part of that plan our Government is also investing in high-speed internet for rural communities," said Larry Maguire.
Hundreds of thousands of young people will be given access to digital learning opportunities they otherwise did not have, thanks to a $36-million investment by the Government of Canada though the Computers for Schools Program. This investment will put approximately 280,000 computers in schools across Canada, and create around 1,000 training opportunities for young people in all areas of digital technology.
The Computers for Schools program will connect Canadians and support economic opportunities, which are key elements of the Government's plan for Canada's digital future. The program also promotes the reuse of surplus computers donated by federal, provincial and territorial governments and private businesses. Computers refurbished through the program are provided free of charge to schools, libraries and registered not-for-profit learning organizations.
Larry Maguire concluded by saying, "I will continue to stand up for rural Manitoba and be a strong voice for our region. I will also continue to highlight the unique challenges facing rural Manitobans."